So Many Things We Take for Granted Change During a Crisis

So Many Things We Take for Granted Change During a Crisis by J.G. Martinez for The Organic Prepper Everything changes. People, the environment. Change is the only thing that remains constant over time. A lot of us have already passed through many changes. Crisis has been worldwide, not just localized. Our odds of survival and even thriving don’t just depend on our adaptability. They rely as well on our awareness of how much we would be willing to change. Even the little things change during a crisis. Sometimes, change is forced upon…

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15 Common Dynamics of Total Collapse

15 Common Dynamics of Total Collapse by Fabian Ommar for The Organic Prepper When it comes to how we see and prepare for SHTF, thinking in terms of real and probable rather than fictional and possible can make a big difference. Even though SHTF has many forms and levels and is in essence complex, random, diverse and unsystematic, some patterns and principles are common to the way things unfold when it hits the fan. With Toby and Selco’s Seven Pillars of Urban Preparedness as inspiration, I came up with a different list of the 15 dynamics and realities of…

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4 Creative Ways Venezuelans Survived the Economic Collapse

4 Creative Ways Venezuelans Survived the Economic Collapse by J.G Martinez for The Organic Prepper Venezuelans who chose (or had to), for whatever reason, to stay put in Venezuela had to endure somehow the circumstances resulting from the collapse. How those Venezuelans survived the economic collapse might serve as inspiration for you. After interviewing several brave childhood friends from my hometown, I compiled the following experiences on how they have protected themselves, their savings, and their belongings. Below I disclose the advantages and disadvantages of each one of the critical…

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Fruits and Vegetables You Can Grow in Your Own Garden

Fruits and Vegetables You Can Grow in Your Own Garden By Sherri Parker for SurvivoPedia Gardening doesn’t come naturally to everyone and maybe downright intimidating to some. But the ability to feed yourself and your family when SHTF is paramount, so find your inner green thumb and start digging. Please keep it simple and focus on fruits and vegetables that are easy to grow, cook, or eat raw without sacrificing the essential nutrients. Leafy Vegetables Dark leafy green vegetables are among the easiest to grow and the most nutritious. They’re chock…

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Secrets of a Professional Bodyguard: How to Stay Safe in a Crowd

Secrets of a Professional Bodyguard: How to Stay Safe in a Crowd by Daisy Luther for The Organic Prepper Have you ever wondered how personal protection experts can manage to watch a big crowd to keep a high-profile individual safe from the one person in the crowd who wants to do them harm? I recently had the opportunity to conduct a fascinating interview and learn some of the secrets of a professional bodyguard. I recently met Drew, who has been working in the personal security sector at a high level…

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Here’s How You’ll Die When the SHTF (and How to Prevent Your Untimely Demise)

Here’s How You’ll Die When the SHTF (and How to Prevent Your Untimely Demise) by Daisy Luther for The Organic Prepper When it hits the fan…I mean REALLY hits the fan in a permanent kind of way, the most likely outcome is death. That’s not pretty, and I’m well aware of it. I always try to be positive and optimistic, because, for me, preparedness is the ultimate act of optimism, but sometimes we have to look at the numbers and face some things that are pretty terrifying. The first reality check…

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Cash Will Be King When the SHTF (Unless It’s Totally Mad Max)

Cash Will Be King When the SHTF (Unless It’s Totally Mad Max) by Fabian Ommar for The Organic Prepper Unless some extinction-level event takes the entire planet back into the Stone Age, cold hard cash will still be used.  Cash will be king when the SHTF unless it’s a full-on Mad Max scenario like the one Selco survived. I get asked frequently about the role of cash during disasters and emergencies. It seems many starting in preparedness think we’ll jump from the pot directly into the fire if the SHTF, with…

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How to Create a Prepper Hideout

How to Create a Prepper Hideout by Jeff Thompson for The Organic Prepper It’s strange to even think of writing a piece about creating prepper hideouts in “The Land of the Free.” Sadly, that freedom has long ago died a bloody death. I think we’re getting much closer to an America akin to the late 1930s Germany. Other countries throughout the world (Australia comes to mind) are already there. For those who are thinking a “we need to hide our Jewish neighbors” type scenario could quickly unfold again, I’d like to take a moment…

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What Preppers Need to Know About Suicide Prevention

What Preppers Need to Know About Suicide Prevention by Fabian Ommar for The Organic Prepper The 2020 pandemic and various crises created by and around the lockdowns and other measures to contain it are creating profound mental health consequences for many people. This brings to attention the issue of suicide in specific, the 10th of September was the official Worldwide Suicide Prevention Day. Since 2003, the entire month of September has been dedicated to raising awareness of the problem.  The 2021 National Suicide Prevention Lifeline’s message to help spread the word about prevention…

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5 Skills That Help Teach Kids Self-Reliance

5 Skills That Help Teach Kids Self-Reliance By Sara Tipton for Ready Nutrition Teaching critical life skills to kids early on will instill responsibility and give them the skills they need to move into adulthood more fluidly.  Having self-sufficient kids is more than just teaching them life skills. It’s also about nurturing confidence and independence in a world that is going away from both of those ideas. “Children need the freedom to explore, test, invent and be resourceful in order to better understand who they are and the world around them.…

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